Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour



Five Christmas tips for the anxious

5 December 2018

Christmas can be a difficult time for those suffering with mental health difficulties, especially anxiety. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers five ideas for managing Christmas


SLCN: A difficulty in understanding?

28 November 2018

Continuing his SecEd series, Daniel Sobel describes a common intervention scenario that he sees in schools and which often goes wrong because we don’t spot the student’s primary need


How to lead PSHE effectively in your school

28 November 2018

Leading PSHE is a complex, challenging and rewarding role. However, it is too often thrust upon inexperienced staff without proper training or an effective delivery model. Jenny Barksfield looks at how a school should approach its PSHE provision


The visibility of LGBT+ identities in school

28 November 2018

The visibility of LGBT+ identities in school can often be poor, yet this is also an area in which small changes can have a profound impact. Lauren Weller explains


Tackling cyber-bullying

21 November 2018

Understanding the nature of cyber-bullying and what can be done to support pupils is a vital part of safeguarding practice. Drawing on her research, Dr Lucy Betts has created resources to support schools



Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

21 November 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on January 27. Alex Murphy offers some ideas and resources for how to mark the event in your school


Avoiding permanent exclusion

14 November 2018

When the behaviour and challenges presented by a student spiral so far out of control, there is only one solution – isn’t there? Continuing his focus on common challenges facing schools, Daniel Sobel discusses how we can avoid turning to the last resort


Vulnerable pupils: Poverty and mental health

14 November 2018

There are clear links between poverty and mental health and wellbeing. Clare Stafford continues her series on vulnerable learners with a focus on how schools can mitigate the impact of poverty


A roadmap to statutory RSE

14 November 2018

As secondary schools begin to think about delivering statutory RSE in September 2020, Lucy Emmerson offers a roadmap to help plan ahead


The therapeutic teacher

14 November 2018

Continuing her series, expert Shahana Knight advises schools on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy-to-implement and cost-effective activities. Here she focuses on therapeutic teaching skills


Ready for 2020? RSE and health education

14 November 2018

The consultation over proposed guidance for statutory relationships and sex education and health education has closed. John Rees looks at how schools might begin preparing for these vital new subjects


ID verification in schools

14 November 2018

ID verification for safer recruitment and to prevent other criminal activities is an essential responsibility in schools. Dave Verma offers some quick advice



PSHE: Economic wellbeing and careers

7 November 2018

Economic wellbeing and careers education are essential elements of PSHE that must not be over-looked, especially in today’s challenging world. Jenny Barksfield advises



Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choosing respect

17 October 2018

How can we use discussions about respectful disagreement to help stop bullying? Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, Martha Evans considers how schools can support children to ‘Choose Respect’




Behaviour: Rules vs expectations

10 October 2018

Rules are necessary in games, but in relationships they are counterproductive. Headteacher Ryan Kilby explains why traditional approaches to behaviour can never be inclusive



Miriam’s Vision: A safer world

10 October 2018

Miriam Hyman was 32 when she was killed in the 2005 London bombings. Since then, Miriam’s Vision – a far-reaching, cross-curricular resource – has had an important impact in schools. Mavis Hyman and Alison Kitson explain


Ideas for mindfulness in schools

10 October 2018

Yoga and mindfulness is one approach that might help schools to support the mental and emotional resilience of their pupils and staff. Advocate and expert Jyoti Jo Manuel offers some ideas

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